Category Archives: Brexit

The EEA option for Northern Ireland

While varying scenarios for the UK’s future trading arrangements with Europe have been offered both prior to and after the official triggering of Article 50, calls for a ‘special status’ for Northern...

Frictionless or fantasy?

The UK’s exit from the EU means its extraction from a project centred on enhancing transnational cooperation and movement across state borders. Katy Hayward, a senior lecturer in political sociology at Queen’s...

WTO tariffs explained

Failure to successfully conclude negotiations on the terms of a trade deal with the rest of the EU before Britain’s forthcoming departure from the customs union could force the UK to revert...

Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland Freight Transport Association; Glenn Roberts, Deloitte; Marte Gerhardsen, Agenda think-tank, Oslo; David Carson, Deloitte; Professor David Phinnemore, Queen’s University Belfast.

Brexit conference

The timely Brexit conference took place in March just a day after the triggering of Article 50.  The conference, which was supported by Deloitte, was attended by delegates from both the public...

‘Clean’ Brexit doesn’t wash

Following approval of the Bill giving power to Theresa May to trigger Article 50, the UK appears destined to follow through on a hard Brexit. The two-clause bill, containing a total of...

Brexit: Scotland’s plan B

  Following the announcement of an inevitable ‘hard’ Brexit, agendaNi analyses Scotland’s 49-page proposal to protect Scotland’s place in the Single Market from within the UK. Independence is Scotland’s “best option” for...

Bordering on Brexit

A House of Lords EU select committee has warned that Northern Ireland is at risk of becoming “collateral damage of the Brexit decision” as it proposed a special status. The first of...

Bertie on Brexit

  Addressing the 21st annual Northern Ireland Economic Conference, hosted in Derry, Bertie Ahern outlines his vision for the post-Brexit economy on the island of Ireland. Ciarán Galway speaks with the former...